If you have 30 minutes to kill, the annual Al Smith foundation dinner from two weeks ago is very entertaining. For the uninitiated, the dinner is essentially a stand-up comedy event for whatever candidates and public figures are asked to speak. And for the first time in their series of appearances on the same stage, McCain schools Obama.
Granted, they are both just reading jokes written for them by someone else, but McCain's comic timing and material are superior. Obama looks uncomfortable for some reason and commits the cardinal comedy sin of stopping to elicit a response from flat jokes. Just move on, man.
A for McCain, B- for Obama.